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Plant scientist bags $3m for carbon-capturing plants

Dec 30, 2017, 3:01 AM EST
(Source: CS ACT/flickr)
(Source: CS ACT/flickr)

Joanne Chory, a scientist who has been developing new ways to grow plants that are healthier and can rein in climate change, recently bagged the prestigious 2018 Breakthrough Prizes in life sciences.

The award, given out since 2012 by Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg and Google co-founder Sergey Brin, recognizes and honors exemplary works in life sciences, fundamental physics, and math, notes Futurism.

Chory and team are now focusing on developing an edible leafy green that can capture 20 times more carbon than any other perennial grass while also being flood- and drought- resistant, writes New York Post.

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